Pink and Purple Play Dough

Objective

Associate the letter P with the /p/ sound as in pink, purple, and pull.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • purple
  • play
  • pull
  • press
  • punch
  • pound
  • pat

Materials:

  • Pink and purple play dough (see recipe) 
  • Word cards

Overview
The children will play with pink and purple play dough as they practice saying the /p/ sound in words such as press, pat, and play.

Literacy Activities
Pinch, poke, and pull play dough

  • Make or purchase pink and purple play dough.
  • Read the word cards with the children, emphasizing the /p/ sound at the beginning of each word.
  • Give the children some pink and purple play dough and explain that they will use word cards to decide how to play with the play dough.
  • Have the children pick a word card and help them read the word on the card.
  • Allow the children to perform the action indicated on the card using the play dough.

Make a letter P

  • Have the children use pink and purple play dough to form the letter P.
  • Write a list of objects that begin with the letter P (e.g., pig, penguin, pie, pizza, pineapple, pencil).
  • Point out that each word on the list begins with the letter P which makes the /p/ sound.
  • Invite the children to use their play dough to make objects from the list of words that begin with the /p/ sound.

More Practice
Identify the target letter

  • Make a list of the words used throughout the activity that begin with the letter P (e.g., push, poke, pull, press, pinch, punch, pound).
  • Have the children underline the letter P at the beginning of each word as they say the /p/ sound.

Identify the target sound

  • Make a word wall of words that begin with the letter P (e.g., pat, pan, pin, pig, pot, pop, pup).
  • Help the children identify the beginning and ending sounds of each word on the list by tapping their head for the beginning sound and their toes for the end sound (e.g., pat = /p/ tap head and /at/ tap toes).
  • Point out that all of the words have the /p/ sound at the beginning of the word and start with the letter P.

 

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Objective
Associate the letter P with the /p/ sound as in pink, pencil, and penguin.

Materials

  • Word cards
  • Pink and purple play dough

Activity: Play with Pink and Purple Play Dough

  • Make or purchase pink and purple play dough. 
  • Read the word cards with your child, emphasizing the /p/ sound at the beginning of each word.
  • Place the word cards facedown on the table, then take turns choosing a word card.
  • Help your child read the word on the card, then allow him or her to perform the action using play dough.
  • Let your child use the play dough to form the letter P and ask your child to produce the /p/ sound.
  • Using the play dough, make different objects that begin with the /p/ sound (e.g., pig, pizza, pie, pencil, penguin). 
  • Make a list of the words used throughout the activity that begin with the letter P (e.g., push, poke, pull, press, pinch, punch, pound, pat, pig, penguin, pie, pizza, pencil).
  • Have your child underline the letter P at the beginning of each word while he or she says the /p/ sound.

Play-Dough-Recipe

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

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